Hope.

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“And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise
to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will HOPE in him.”
  
May the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you trust in him, 
so that you may OVERFLOW with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:12-13
The above verse from Romans is one of my all time favorite Christmas passages.  I discovered it about two years ago and even wrote about it here.  I love the HOPE that Christmas brings us.  
At long last, the long awaited Messiah is here.  The one we’ve heard about, talked about, and waited for.  He’s here and He brings each of us the HOPE we so desperately need. 
Each year I ask myself the all important question, “To Christmas Card or not to Christmas Card?”  So far I always opt out of carding, but not because I haven’t done any work…I design a card online, but never actually get to sending it.  (what that says about me is another post for another day).  The one thing that is always the same is the inside:
“May the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you trust in him, 
so that you may OVERFLOW with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13 
Our Christmas card fate this year is still unknown, but one thing that is certain is my prayer for my little family, my big family, and my friends: 
Sweet friends, may the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you trust in him, so that you may OVERFLOW with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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